Zia Maria’s Recipes

As the Chief Creative Officer of Altomonte’s, I’m constantly asking myself, “What makes Altomonte’s so special?” Is it the love my parents put into creating this wonderful business? Is it the quality of the delicious ingredients we source from the Old Country? Is it the passion my family, staff and I put into serving our customers every day? It’s actually all of these things, and more! Please enjoy the blog posts below. It’s our way of sharing the passion we have for everything we do at Altomonte’s — from our family to yours.

Maccheroni al Ferro- Pasta rolled by hand

Maccheroni al Ferro- Pasta rolled by hand

Of all the pastas being made by hand I remember while growing up, this one holds the most joyous memories and tradition for me. For Sunday Dinner or special occasions, my maternal and paternal grandmothers would sit across from each other, on their lap would be a...

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Fried Zucchini Blossoms ~ Fior di Zucca Fritti

You can buy fresh zucchini blossoms in season but they are very expensive and that takes the fun and satisfaction out of this recipe honestly. So start early and plant a garden. This recipe is the sole reason I even plant zucchini and pumpkins in my garden every...

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Crostata di Fragola ~ Strawberry Crostata

Crostata di Fragola ~ Strawberry Crostata

I will share my recipe with you IF you promise to ONLY make this when fresh, local strawberries are in season! It is really the only way to fully appreciate this recipe. If you oblige then read on....oh and this crostata should be eaten the day it's made otherwise the...

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